Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I Can't Hear the Phone Ringing

As I write this, all three kids are screaming on the floor and couch around me....

...Lizzie because I took away the chapstick that she was rubbing all over the floor and on her clothes.

...Seth because Matthew clubbed him in the shoulder with his feet when righting himself after a failed handstand attempt.

...Matthew because Seth hit him after the handstand incident, compounded by the fact that I yelled "stop" at Matthew when he was about to tackle Seth in retribution for the post-handstand slug.

I just saw the phone ringing on the table beside me...I couldn't hear it, because of the incredible noise, but I did see the ringer light flashing.  Maybe some day I'll have a chance to return that call.  Sigh.


  1. It would have been AWESOME if it was a telemarketer... you could have just put it on speakerphone and walked away to have a cup of tea or something. I wonder if THAT would be enough to put you on the "do not call" list? haha!

    Aw, poor thing. Get through these first six weeks and you'll be qualified for just about anything in life. :) Take care of yourself, my friend!

  2. Ugh. You really have to celebrate the good days and try to forget/eventually laugh over the bad. It was probably a telemarketer, anyway!

    ;) Hugs! Michelle

  3. catching up on your blog here, my first view of your precious new kids. i can certainly relate to the "mixing" time that you are experiencing - but all 3 look happy and healthy! thx for those pics and wonderful stories. sk

  4. Well, at least it was "equal opportunity" tantrums!?!?! You could have joined them and that would have been quite the picture! :-)

  5. I feel your pain Ruth- has Geoff come home to all 4 of you throwing a tantrum yet- THAT would be truly spectacular!! Hang in there :)